5 Top Trending News January 14th,2021

Every day, we send out a one-page memo summarizing the 5 top trending news in America. So you can have an overview of what is going on around you. Hence find below the 5 top trending news in America on January 14th, 2021

Coronavirus

  • 1. The U.S. recorded more than 22 million coronavirus cases.
  • 2. Thousands of Hawaii residents are expected to have access to COVID-19 vaccines when the state opens mass vaccination centers on Oahu
  • 3. CDC expands access to vaccines to adults 65 and older s well as any adult with an underlying health condition that might raise the risk for complications of Covid-19.
  • 4. Federal officials will require all international travelers flying to the United States to show proof they have tested negative for the coronavirus, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials announced Tuesday.
  • 5. More than 10 million Americans have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Politics

  1. House lawmakers on Wednesday impeached President  Donald Trump twice. It marks the first time in the country’s history that a president is impeached twice.

2. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s will not reconvene the Senate before January 19 to allow an impeachment trial while President Trump is still in office.

3. President Donald Trump response to the impeachment

 

4. More 20 000 National Guard troops are deployed in Washington D.C. 

5. F.B.I. Urges Police Chiefs Across the U.S. to be on high alert threats.

Business

  • 1. President Donald Trump has signed an order strengthening a November ban on U.S. investments in alleged Chinese military companies, the White House said on Wednesday
  • 2. The U.S. government posted a December record budget deficit of $144 billion. The cumulative U.S. deficit for the first three months of fiscal 2021, which started Oct. 1, reached $573 billion, up from $357 billion in the pre-pandemic year-earlier period.
  • 3. President-elect Joe Biden is expected on Thursday to unveil his stimulus plan.
  • 4. Visa has ended its takeover efforts of Silicon Valley start-up Plaid about two months after the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit on grounds that it would limit competition in the payments industry.
  • 5. Walmart said Monday that it’s creating a fintech start-up with Ribbit Capital, one of the venture capital firms behind Robinhood.

The fallout of the chaos in Washington

  • 1. Capitol rioter arrested on January 6th with a case of cocktail Molotov. 
  • 2. A college in Vermont is revoking an honorary degree it presented to President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in the wake of the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol last week ”
  • 3. Senator Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz are facing a possible vote on a censure resolution in the Senate as Democrats and some Republicans blame them for the mob that attacked the Capitol last week.
  • 4. Trump warns impeachment is ‘tremendous danger’ to U.S., doesn’t take responsibility for Capitol riot
  • 5. The FBI is warning law enforcement across the country that groups are calling for the “storming” of federal, state and local courthouses in all 50 states if President Trump is removed from office prior to Inauguration Day on January 20.

World

  • 1. Maguito Vilela, the Brazilian politician who was elected mayor of the city of Goiânia while in a coma due to COVID-19, has died from complications to the disease
  • 2. The African Union announced Wednesday that it has purchased a total of 270 million doses of coronavirus vaccines for the continent from Pfizer, AstraZeneca through the Serum Institute of India, and Johnson & Johnson.
  • 3. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo canceled his Europe trip at the last minute on Tuesday after Luxembourg’s foreign minister and top European Union officials declined to meet with him.
  • 4. Indonesian divers close to finding the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet.
  • 5. Japan set to expand state of emergency, public cools to Olympics.
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